Fownhope is an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire.
Other places in the parish include: Fawleye and Fawley.
Alternative names: Fownhope with Fawley
Status: Ancient Parish
Parish church: St. Mary
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1560
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1661
Separate registers exist for Fawley: 1539
- Hampton Bishop
- King’s Caple
- How Caple
- Holme Lacy
Historical Descriptions of Fownhope
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
FOWNHOPE, a village, a parish, and a sub-district in the district and county of Hereford. The village stands on the river Wye, under a fine range of hills, 1 mile ESE of Holme-Lacey r. station, and 6¼ SE of Hereford; and has a post office under Hereford. The parish includes also the township-chapelry of Fawley. Acres, 4,723. Real property, £7,622; of which £75 are in quarries, and £15 in fisheries. Pop., 1,112. Houses, 244. The property is much subdivided. Two ancient camps occur a little N of the village; and one of them, on Capler hill, is double-trenched, bears the name of Woodbury camp, and commands a beautiful and extensive view. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Fawley, in the diocese of Hereford. Value, not reported. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Hereford. Both the parish church and Fawley church are good; and the former is mainly Norman, and contains objects of antiquarian interest. There are chapels for Baptists and Brethren. Endowed schools have £55; and other charities £20. The sub-district contains eight parishes and part of another. Acres, 19,079. Pop., 5,614. Houses, 1,165.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
England and Wales Delineated Thomas Dugdale 1835
Fownhope. This parish is very pleasantly situated on the eastern banks of the Wye. In the neighbourhood are the remains of two ancient camps, one on Capler-hill, the summit of which commands some most beautiful and extensive prospects.
Source: England and Wales Delineated by Thomas Dugdale assisted by William Burnett; published by Tallis & Co., Green Arbour Court, Old Bailey, 1835.
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- County: Herefordshire
- Civil Registration District: Hereford
- Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
- Diocese: Hereford
- Rural Deanery: Ross
- Poor Law Union: Hereford
- Hundred: Greytree
- Province: Canterbury